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Opinion: Apparel Industry Must Embrace a New, Sustainable Approach to Meet Demand

Opinion: Apparel Industry Must Embrace a New, Sustainable Approach to Meet Demand

Editor’s Note: The fashion industry has been at the top of sustainability news several times in recent months, with efforts such as the Circular Fibres Initiative and Cotton 2040 – as well as some efforts from specific companies – gaining traction with our readers. Judging by open and click rates, you’re … Read more »

Cargill, WRI Partner to Manage Forests, Water Risk Across Supply Chains

Cargill, WRI Partner to Manage Forests, Water Risk Across Supply Chains

Cargill and the World Resources Institute (WRI) are teaming up to work across value chains to better manage deforestation and water risk. Under the 2-year partnership, Cargill will use WRI’s agricultural tools — maps, analytics and expertise — to improve its environmental management while WRI will benefit from Cargill’s global … Read more »

Paris

COP21: 114 Companies Set ‘Science-Based’ Emissions Targets, Business Climate Tool Launched

Some 114 companies — including Ikea, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Walmart, Kellogg and Dell — have committed to set emissions reduction targets in line with what scientists say is necessary to keep global warming below the dangerous threshold of 2 degrees Celsius, according to the Science Based Targets initiative. The announcement was made … Read more »

GHG Protocol

Emissions Reporting Guidance for Low-Carbon Electricity Purchases

The World Resources Institute has published new guidance for companies to measure emissions from purchased electricity. The first major update to the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard responds to the rapid growth of renewable energy and other major shifts in the electricity market, WRI says. The GHG Protocol … Read more »

2015 Stories to Watch: Climate Deal, Water Risks, Public-Private Partnerships

2015 Stories to Watch: Climate Deal, Water Risks, Public-Private Partnerships

The World Resources Institute says 2015 will be a decisive year for major environmental and sustainability issues. Dr. Andrew Steer, WRI’s president and CEO, discusses the stories that will shape the world in economics, business, natural resources and the environment in 2015.

johnson controls

Johnson Controls, WRI Partnership to Target Energy Efficiency in Cities

Johnson Controls has partnered with World Resources Council to accelerate energy efficiency action in cities. The Building Efficiency Initiative will combine Johnson Controls’ expertise in building efficiency solutions with WRI’s analytical know-how and policy experience. The goal is to encourage cities to save on energy use in buildings. Cities will account … Read more »

Fracking May Face Severe Water Competition

Fracking May Face Severe Water Competition

Hydraulic fracturing companies working to develop shale gas may encounter intense competition for water, as 38 percent of the world’s shale resources are either under extremely high water stress or facing arid conditions, according to a report by the World Resources Institute. The report ranks water stress across the 20 … Read more »

Steffen Giebler

Environmental Executive Moves: ERI, eRecyclingCorps, FleetCor, WRI

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Electronic Recyclers International: The electronics and e-waste recycler has named Kelly Thomas its chief operating officer. Thomas most recently served as senior vice president and general manager for Rolled Products North America at Aleris International. ERI’s former COO, … Read more »

WRI Tool Shows ‘History of CO2 Emissions’

The World Resources Institute’s online tool that can help businesses manage and benchmark their greenhouse gas emissions now stretches back to 1850. WRI’s Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT), which allows users to access, visualize, and compare greenhouse gas emissions data from 186 countries and 50 US states, now shows carbon … Read more »

WRI Water Risk Map Launched on Bloomberg

The World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Overall Water Risk map is now integrated with Bloomberg’s interactive mapping platform, BMAP, and is available to the more than 320,000 subscribers of the Bloomberg Professional service. WRI says Aqueduct provides the most current, comprehensive, and high-resolution (15,000 sub-basins) global water risk mapping tool available. Aqueduct’s … Read more »

WRI Ranks Countries’ Water Stress

WRI Ranks Countries’ Water Stress

Thirty-seven countries face “extremely high” levels of water stress, using more than 80 percent of their available water supply every year, according to the World Resources Institute’s water stress rankings. This means that more than 80 percent of the water available to agricultural, domestic and industrial users is withdrawn annually, … Read more »